The Watchman Totem Pole guards the Big House and watches over the village of Klemtu from in front of the Kitasoo/Xai'xais Big House in Klemtu, British Columbia
Totem Pole in Great Bear The Watchman Totem Pole guards the Big House and watches over the village of Klemtu from in front of the Kitasoo/Xai'xais Big House in Klemtu, British Columbia © Jason Houston

Emerald Edge: Stories

Indigenous Perspectives

Hear from some of our community partners about what it means to conserve the Emerald Edge.

The Emerald Edge is the largest intact coastal rainforest on earth—spanning 100 million acres across Washington, British Columbia and Alaska. To conserve this iconic land-water eco-system, The Nature Conservancy and its affiliate, Nature United, are working directly with Indigenous and local communities to put their priorities first: investing in youth, supporting Indigenous authority, building healthy economies, and helping emerging leaders achieve long-lasting conservation.

Watch this video series to hear directly from some of the people who live and work in the Emerald Edge.

Nature's Guardians In this video, get to know the Ahousaht Resource Stewardship Guardians.
Pathways Joe and Tsimka Martin, of the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation, explain the role of tradition in sustainable conservation.
We Are All One Tsimka Martin, of the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation, speaks to how nature and people are connected.